MI got some good signs to cheer for as Simmons & Rayudu striking big keeping play-offs chances still alive for them as they registered a 7 wicket win over SRH at Hyderabd. Team effort played a crucial role in the win for Mumbai Indians in the game. Sportz Wiki brings you a special analysis of the SRH-MI game played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad.

The Match Stake:

SRH got to a good start after winning the toss at their home ground. But MI bowlers really done well as runs came tough to come. But Warner and Finch played a big of cameo to power them to 157/3 in 20 overs.


Chasing the stiff total, MI got into chase after not getting a great of starts with Simmons attacking bowlers. Soon Rayudu too joined the party and it looked like a cake-walk for them. However they both fell in quick span Rohit and Pollard chased it down with 9 balls to be spare and won by 7 wickets.

The Partnerships that worked out:


SRH had its Australian duo Warner-Finch share a partnership between 10-19 overs. But sad to them that was only of 63 runs just over 6 an over, credit to super bowling effort from MI.

Later Simmons-Rayudu partnership changed the game towards MI who put on 130 for second wicket in just 13.3 overs almost 10 runs an over.


Analysis of the best performers of the game.

Ambati Rayudu – [68 runs, 46 balls; 7×4’s, 2×6’s] {Man of the Match}:

Rayudu is one of the five players that MI retained. He played some knocks in this season but couldn’t anyone of them contributing towards team’s victory. So he need to prove his value playing at his home soil. Came to crease after early wicket he looked calm with the bat as he does in the start. With Simmons releasing pressure on one side Rayudu put on a hand as he smashed Mishra to a six. He based his Ranji team-mate Irfan Pathan to a 4 & 6.


He completed his fifty in 34 balls and scored 68 off 46 balls which had 7 fours and 2 big sixers. Rayudu preferred Amit Mishra & Irfan Pathan to get a move on to his innings.

Rayudu against each bowler.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar – [4-0-21-2]:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his good form in IPL as he done really well against MI in-spite of which SRH lost the game. He removed Gautam on second ball it self and gave them a big blow. He bowled tightly without conceding runs and putting pressure on batsman.


His bowling lengths were quite different as he was trying to adjust with situation and has been successful in it process.

Bhuvneshwar against each batsman.


David Warner – [55 runs Not Out, 31 balls; 6×4’s, 2×6’s]:

David Warner once again showed his class act for the SRH with bat. Came out when team was 70/2 in 10 overs he need to take the score to as long as possible. And Warner took his time to settle down and go for big strike.

He was 31 off 24 with four boundaries at end of 18 over. And score looked like tough to cross but he did it. Later in the next 9 balls he faced 6 balls and scored 23 runs ending their innings on string note.

D Warner against each bowler.


Jasprit Bumrah – [4-0-24-0]:

The Young Indian pacer, Bumrah has done well something to be in the team. He started well by conceding just a run. However, the 2nd innings hope at the same. He bowled another heart over for remaining games. He came back well conceding 6 singles in his last over the innings’ 18th against well settled Warner-Finch.


He bowled 9 dots in his spell and just conceded 24 off his 4 overs. Even bowling brilliantly he wasn’t rewarded with a wicket.

Jasprit Bumrah against each bowler.


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